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Music,
Compositions,
Lyrics and Sounds

audio Copyright for your ears. When we talk about copyright in the audio domain, we're generally talking about musical compositions and sound recordings, although lyrics and sounds also raise interesting issues. The hot issue here is sampling; whether it's capturing a whole song, a riff, or even a single note, you can be assured of finding yourself in a gray area.

2 Live Crew

2 Live Crew

2 Live Crew and the case of the Pretty Woman.

George Harrison

George Harrison

George Harrison subconsciously cops the Chiffons.

Biz Markie

Biz Markie

Biz Markie naturally samples Gilbert O'Sullivan in 'Alone Again'.

The KLF

The KLF

KLF (aka The Jams) take on 70's supergroup ABBA

ZZTop

ZZTop

The great John Lee Hooker gets ripped by ZZ Top.

Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre bites the famous THX Deep Note.

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice takes a slice out of Queen and David Bowie.

Bob Sinclair

Bob Sinclair

Jane Fonda and the famous workout samples.